2/23/2024

More Free & Discounted Events from the Coalition - February & March

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WOMEN ARTS DAY 2024

Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm

at SVA Theater

333 West 23rd Street


FREE

from the Coalition,

and member orgs SAG-AFTRA, NYWIFT, WomenArts,

and other producing partners

Talkback after the films with Dawn Mikkelson, Keri Pickett,

Jennifer Weir and Cara Yeates ~

Food, Drink, and Networking ~


More soon, including reservation links.


From NYWIFT:

SCIENCE IN MOTION

Screening Series

In a new partnership, New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) are thrilled to present a collection of groundbreaking contemporary films that delve into science and technology in the modern world. These urgent documentaries and empowering fictions take us from the depths of outer space to the on-the-ground action of a Hasidic women-run ambulance corps and beyond.


Films include To the End (Rachel Lears), Space: The Longest Goodbye (Ido Mizrahy), My Love Affair with Marriage (Signe Baumane), Every Body (Julie Cohen), 93Queen (Paula Eiselt), Chilly & Milly (William D. Caballero), and Over-Flow (Elizabeth Ramjit). 



Join us Tuesdays at 7 PM at BAM for six weeks of free STEM-focused screenings, followed by Q&A’s with the filmmakers.

Reserve Tickets

NYWIFT Masterclass Series:

On-Camera Audition Technique with Casting Director Amy Gossels

Join NYWIFT and esteemed Casting Director Amy Gossels for a two-part Masterclass where you will learn innovative on-camera audition technique that will elevate your auditions and gain coveted industry insight to boost your career. As an educator and coach, Amy’s mission is to empower actors and with that goal in mind, her teaching style is highly specific, actionable, and results-oriented. For both seasoned and emerging actors.


One more virtual class on February 23 at 5 PM ET. 


Use code Acting20 for 20% off!

Register Here

Wooden Fish Ensemble plays Women Composers!

Centuries of Innovation in Celebration of International Women’s Day


In Person and Online!


- WOODEN FISH ENSEMBLE -


Terrie Baune, violin & Thalia Moore, cello & Thomas Schultz, piano


Hyo-shin Na Many Paradises for violin, cello, and piano (World Premiere)

Galina Ustvolskaya Duet for violin and piano

Ruth Crawford Piano Study in Mixed Accents for piano solo

Clara Schumann selected Romances from Op. 11 and Op. 21 for piano solo


The Wooden Fish Ensemble presents concerts of music and musicians from a variety of cultural and national backgrounds working together in a collaborative way. The Ensemble has presented concerts of traditional music from Asia and new music by a diverse group of composers that includes John Cage, Christian Wolff, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Feldman, Hyo-shin Na and Walter Zimmermann. They have given numerous world premieres.


Wooden Fish: a fish with eyes always open – the possibility, the ideal of being always alert. Another possibility perhaps more natural to us: to be “disorganized”, with no leader, no director, no hierarchy, but with a malleability of people, direction, sound, listening.


Sunday, March 10th @ 4pm



Link to Website

WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT'S 7TH ANNUAL SUMMIT

The full-day event will feature a series of keynotes, panels, and fireside chats with some of the industry’s most successful and progressive minds.


Join WIE on Feb 28th at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA for an unforgettable day filled where women in entertainment come together to celebrate achievements, share wisdom, and engage in dialogue on the current and emerging topics that define the landscape of entertainment. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation that is shaping the future of women in entertainment.


February 28th

9am-6pm

Skirball Cultural Center, LA


*We have been given 10 free passes. The first 10 people who email us at info@womenartsmediacoalition.org will receive a FREE PASS!*

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We Are One: Play Reading and Discussion

On Tuesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 29th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Actors Theatre Workshop is proud to present a reading of a new contemporary play in celebration of this year’s Black History Month theme, “African Americans and the Arts”, written and performed by legendary theatre artist Thurman E. Scott, whose mentor Stella Adler called, “The inheritor of my legacy and the Stanislavski legacy.”


We Are One is about people from different backgrounds trying to come together. Set in the community of Harlem, which is emblematic of the world, We Are One focuses on the conversations taking place among the local church congregation about prejudice, violence, and the human experience. These conversations are intermingled with scenes of stark, emotional current and historic experiences of life lived with neighbors and the barriers that divide us.


The Black church has historically been a sanctuary for the community and at the center of the struggle for civil rights and acceptance. As the Harlem community continues expanding and shifting, it is now serving a more diverse population. This play examines why we have biases and how we live out our thoughts, both positive and negative. It speaks to the barriers that divide us and explores techniques to overcome those barriers. Most important, it gives the audience new insights about why we feel we can’t come together, and ways to build an automatic connection so that we can truly “be one”. 


Join Actors Theatre Workshop for a powerful artistic evening as we examine and address the reality of what is happening today, and exchange ideas with empathy and honesty.


After the reading, there will be an active audience discussion and light refreshments will be served.


*Please note: We Are One discusses the universality of the effects of violence and includes references to trauma that could be triggering for: slavery, murder, and violence.*

Get Tickets for Day 2!

Aviva Kempner's Acclaimed Documentary Feature

"A Pocketful of Miracles:

A Tale of Two Siblings" 

“A Pocketful of Miracles: A Tale of Two Siblings” is an intimate and powerful family memoir directed by Aviva Kempner. Focusing on the World War II stories of director Kempner’s mother, Hanka Ciesla, who passed as a Polish Catholic within Germany, and her uncle, Dudek Ciesla, who survived Auschwitz, this documentary traces their journey from an idyllic Jewish-Polish family life in Soseniewc, Poland, through the harrowing experiences they endured during the war.


The film showcases their remarkable resilience as they navigated the challenges of wartime, ultimately finding each other after liberation in Berlin and forging new lives in America. Through heartfelt interviews, archival footage, and personal accounts, “A Pocketful of Miracles” offers a poignant and inspiring exploration of their survival and the success stories they achieved in their respective fields. The documentary also includes the story of Aviva Kempner’s father, Harold Kempner, an immigrant who captured post-Holocaust stories in Berlin as a military government journalist.


The Screening will be followed by Q&A with director and producer Aviva Kempner, consulting producer Dr. Eva Fogelman, and Ciesla granddaughters Delaney Kempner and actress Sara Chase.


Runtime: 1h 45min | NR


February 27th @ 7pm

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan


Click HERE to watch the Theatrical Trailer


Click HERE to visit the film's official website

Get Tickets

ONLINE EVENTS AND LINKS TO EXPLORE AND LEARN

FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month TV and Streaming Calendar 2024 from Rotten Tomatoes


Black History Month from the Library of Congress


Black History Month from the History Channel


NMAAHC Online Exhibitions (National Museum of African American History & Culture)


Schedule of Events from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History


Events from the Smithsonian Institution


The 1619 Project from the Pulitzer Center


Black Theatre History Podcast


Seven Essential Podcasts Hosted by Black Women


28 Podcasts by Women of Color You Should be Listening To


Black Movies on Netflix from Oprah Magazine


Black Women Poets You Should Know from The Lily


15 Black Female Artists Who Are Dominating the Music Industry


25 Songs by Black Women that Rocked the World from the 1920s- 2020


Top 30 Black Female Painters


Black Women in Rock


Black Women and Pleasure

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS


Whether or Not You are an Organizational Member, 

You Are Now Able to Join the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition! 

With our new Individual Memberships, you no longer need to be a member through your organizational affiliation. For artists and media professionals who are not currently affiliated with one of our member organizations, this is a way to join our community. For artists and media professionals who are affiliated with one of our full member organizations, this is a way to receive additional perks and support the Coalition. 


As an individual member, you will be able to:


  • Attend all events, in person and virtual (with coalition discount if paid event);
  • Receive all newsletters, including the NEW WAMCollaboration Newsletter;
  • Access to our NEW WAMCollaboration Google Group (connecting artists for collaborative opportunities);
  • Be included in our NEW online Directory of Members and their disciplines, with links to social media (with or without contact information as preferred);
  • Serve on committees;
  • Receive perks and discounts; 
  • Submit your events (if free or discounted to Coalition members) to be posted and shared in our Newsletters, Blog, and/or Communal Calendar;
  • Submit to all of our prizes and contests for FREE.


Individual Memberships are only $25 per year.

($15 per year DONATION REQUESTED for members of our full member organization to cover the administrative costs of registering you.)

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FORM

Student Memberships

With our new Individual Student Memberships, you can join the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition for ONLY $10 PER YEAR. To be eligible for a student membership, one must be actively studying their discipline, and not yet a practicing professional. You do not need to be matriculated in a graduate, undergraduate, or professional full-time program.


Student members will have their own directory and their own Google Group. There is also a separate Student Collaboration Award to which student members can submit. 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP FORM


COLLABORATION AWARDS


The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years. A public performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc. Due to the NEW Individual Memberships, you will no longer need to be a member of a member organization to be eligible for submission. You can now apply by joining the Coalition as an Individual Member. Members of our full member organizations will need to register.



The WAMCollaboration Google Group & Newsletter! The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition is creating a WAMCollaboration Google Group that will allow artists to network and seek out collaborators for their projects. Start finding collaborators now; the submission process will begin soon.

Conversations in America:
2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything

You can still see Conversations in America: 2020 Vision - The Year We Saw Everything, a compilation of short plays and films, monologues, songs, and more.
Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA and WomenArts who were gold sponsors of the event.
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